If you work while receiving unemployment benefits, you must report the money you earn when filing your Weekly Certification. You can earn up to 20% of your weekly benefit amount without penalty. Earnings over this amount are deducted from your weekly benefits.
- Always report your income for the week that you worked. Do not wait until you are paid to report that income.
- You must report all forms of income, including weekly earnings, retirement, severance, separation pay, wages in lieu of notice and workers' compensation.
- Failure to report income will result in you having to repay any overpayment of benefits.